Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Stay On Top of Your Fitness

“Did you know that everything that gets you moving can and will contribute to your health. From walking to a high-intensity aerobics class, they all have good impact on your health. Research shows that regular exercise can lower the risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, non-insulin-dependent (type 2) diabetes mellitus, high blood pressure and certain cancers. And exercise helps people manage a great number of other health issues including depression and anxiety, arthritis, osteoporosis, and maybe even dementia. Experts say that it may even help slow the aging process. And it makes you feel good! The International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA), the nonprofit association for the fitness industry, reminds people that any physical activity is better than none. The health benefits from physical activity are cumulative. You can't enjoy these many benefits, however, if you would not start moving. So get moving whether that means taking the stairs, parking farther out, or walking on a treadmill. If you're a starter on exercise, do so slowly at the beginning gradually increasing your speed as you progress. So how can you imrpove your health? Well, start by walking, or by running, you can choose a Omron Pedometer to count your daily steps or hit the treadmill if you think you want to do some exercise at home. It all depends on you. For many Americans, taking those first steps toward building the exercise habit can be difficult and intimidating. To entice Americans to go out and exercise, health spas and fitness clubs are openned free for everybody to avail of every May. This is promoted by the IHRSA through their program called Get Active America to encourage Americans to move! program to encourage more Americans to exercise for their health. Whether you're a senior, a mid-lifer, a 20-something or a teen, there's a health club that can provide you with the support you need to create a workable exercise routine that fits your life. There's a network of professionals across the country eager to help. Remember: It's never too late, and it's never too little to enjoy the benefits of exercise. Do it for your health!”

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